Tom closing speech is somehow ironic and very emotional. Although it is monologue it is ambiguous and it is not implying whether Tom has found an adventure he was seeking. Though it is like he never get back to St.Louis and spend the remaining part of his life moving from place to place. It seems inferred when he says,”” I didn’t go to the moon, I went much further-for time is the longest distance between two places…””In this play fire escape is used to symbolize the entrance of Tom and exit in dream world and reality.
He tell us that his departure is marking the last moment he solitude in what was at time only part of his dream world. From the statement “(I) followed, from then on, in my father’s footsteps..” the audience can see that Tom is acknowledging that he has chosen a similar path to his fathers. After Lauras panic as a result of Jims presence whether Amanda will still entertain fragments of hoe that her plan in finding her daughter a husband will come true they fade along with lights .Jim is not having to translate her words to false meaning and does not adopt role she is wanting him to play as we an expect.
Tom storm out of apartment after fighting with Amanda ,sick shouldering blame and responsibility for sad outcome in their life. If the time of conversation with Jim are Laura climatic moment, Tom final rage at Amanda and subsequent departure are his as he is following his father footsteps. This torment overshadows any measure of opportunity he could have picked up because of leaving his home. Tom additionally specifies two components that are related with his sister all through the play. In his discourse, he tries to recognize things that would help him to remember Laura: “Perhaps it was a familiar bit of music, Perhaps it was only a transparent piece of glass…”
Laura would dependably play old records on her victrola, and she affectionately appreciated her accumulation of glass puppets. Wherever he goes, Tom partners glass and music with his sister, and this serves to just bring back frequenting recollections of the sister he deserted. One must infer that the escape he so intensely looked for now appears to have turned into his jail. The peruser can recognize that Tom’s torment is even under the least favorable conditions when he isn’t encompassed by companions or taking part in some movement, both of which divert his considerations from Laura. Notwithstanding when he is strolling along a road, he can’t resist the opportunity to be helped to remember her: “I pass along the lighted window of a shop where perfume is sold.”
In conclusion the minute Laura extinguishes the candles, it connotes the conclusion to any expectation that she could have an upbeat life. She and her mom should now battle for themselves. Laura should constantly live in the shadow of her sibling’s departure, and she will undoubtedly convey this agony for whatever is left of her life. It likewise symbolizes Tom’s last goodbye to her. Basically, this monologue uncovers that Tom’s escape has not been as total or as immaculate as he had trusted.
While he has gotten away from the physical confinements of the Wingfield flat and the limitations of his activity at the distribution center, recollections from his past and sentiments of disappointment appear to make an impalpable jail for Tom. He has been not able expel himself from the casket and leave every one of the nails untouched, similar to his previous want. His announcement of I am more faithful than I intended to be! alludes to the way that he is completely cognisant that he has left his family to battle with the results of his takeoff. The Glass Menagerie closes with Tom’s life being precisely inverse to the one he had anticipated when he arranged his escape.